The Sun God’s Heir
René Gilbert awoke shackled to the wall of a four-foot-high ship’s slave hold. The filthy bilgewater splashed over his head and then receded. Under sail. The North Atlantic, 1672. To survive, René must escape a slave ship in the midst of the ocean. Focus on the first thing, his fencing master’s voice rose from within his memory. “Don’t drown,” he thought. His second thought was the memory of a wooden rod speeding toward him for his sarcasm.
A thief is the only one who stands between her people and complete annihilation. Liss is a Soul Sorter who can sense any emotion a person is feeling. She uses this talent to steal jewels and dragonhide wallets to help provide for her people, the Extended. A side benefit of her thieving is that she gets to empty the pockets of the wealthy Lagonians, who shun the Extended for the deadly disease that runs in their veins. When the Lagonians announce that they’ve developed a source of immunity, they are no longer content to just ostracize the Extended. The Lagonians plan to eradicate them.
1861. Cara has a simple mission in London – finalise her father’s estate and sell off his damned collection of priceless artifacts. Her plan goes awry when a killer stalks the nobility, searching for an ancient Egyptian relic rumoured to hold the key to immortality. Nathaniel Trent, known as the villainous viscount, is relentless in his desire to lay his hands on both Cara and the priceless artifacts. His icy exterior and fiery touch stirs Cara’s demons, or could he lay them to rest?